In December 2015, ex-Secret Service agent Shaun Bridges was sentenced to 71 months in federal prison for the theft of government-seized bitcoin. On Monday, the US government brought money laundering charges against the rogue agent.
From Ponzi schemes to boiler rooms, cryptocurrency criminals are always looking for new victims. Fortunately, law enforcement has been up to the challenge – a promising sign for the future health of the digital asset ecosystem.
You might be surprised to learn that there are individuals who, of their own accord and often at great risk, take on the challenge of protecting cyber space for the greater good. One of the best examples of this behavior is exemplified by a team of hackers specific to the Ethereum ecosystem and known only as “The White Hat Group.”